“The Motto” is a song by Canadian recording artist Drake. The song features Lil Wayne and is a digital iTunes Store bonus track from Drake’s second studio album, Take Care. “The Motto” premiered on Los Angeles’ Power 106 on October 31, 2011. Drake released the song on his OVO blog a day later. It was first played on rhythmic top 40 radio stations on November 29, 2011, as the album’s fourth single. The track was a commercial success in the U.S., selling over 3,000,000 copies. denoting 3× Platinum status. The track peaked atop both the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and US Rap Songs charts, and was ranked 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-end Chart. “The Motto” was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards. The song is one of the few songs to rank within the top 20 in the year-end chart, but to never crack the top ten, due to peaking at number 14.

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